President Muhammadu Buhari has signed a bill into law changing the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) to Nigerian Correctional Service.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, briefed State House correspondents on Wednesday.
He said that the Non-Custodial Service was intended to be a place of reformation and that the person sentenced under this will not stay in custody but will have remediation.
The President, he said, has also signed Federal Universities of Agriculture (Amendment No.2) Act, 2019.
On the Nigerian Correctional Service Bill, 2019, he said “This Act repeals the Prisons Acts and changes the name from Nigeria Prisons Service to Nigerian Correctional Service, otherwise known as “the Correctional Service.”
“There are, according to the Act, two main faculties of the Correctional Service, namely:
(a) Custodial Service
(b) Non-custodial Service